CHC52015 – Diploma of
Community Services

Introduction

Diploma of Community Services reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, coordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

Note that the Statutory & forensic child, youth & family welfare specialisation must be achieved in order to meet the minimum education requirements for child protection and youth justice practice in Victoria. In addition, to meet the minimum education requirements for entry into child protection practice in Victoria, diploma qualifications must be approved by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Details

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT ?RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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Duration  : 72 Weeks full time
AQF Level :5
Course Delivery : On campus and Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

  • 72 Weeks
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and Blended
  • Available to domestic students only

With the Diploma of Community Services in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Community Care Manager
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader
  • Care Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $8,000 Government subsidised: $0.00
Western Australia AUD $8,000 Government subsidised: $1,506.60 Concession: $446.40 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility) *
New South Wales AUD $8,000 No State Funding Available

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia

MODE OF DELIVERY

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 1278 hours which will include theory (20 contact hours per week), self- paced structured learning as per the session plan, simulation training and assessment with 100 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.

BLENDED

20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on-campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Students Currently Working in the Industry: Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional Experience Placement.

The blended delivery mode is only available to domestic students on selected campuses and subject to eligibility. Please contact our team to find out more.

Students must meet additional requirements for Professional Experience Placements as required such as a clear police check, working with children check & immunisations.

*Please call your respective campus location for details.

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements
  • Working with children check
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without Immunisation
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

You’re also required to have the below learning resource:

  • The Road to Social Work & Human Service Practice by Chenoweth & McAuliffe

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

  1. Application: Submit your online application
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.